Matatu operators in Nairobi and Central Kenya have warned of a nationwide strike tomorrow, Thursday, if the Nairobi County government declines to hold dialogue with them in a bid to reduce the increased parking fees
The operators said they would hold a peaceful protest and present a petition to Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero asking him to reduce the levies.
Nairobi commuters were Wednesday morning forced to walk to town, after the matatu operators blocked Thika road near Pangani footbridge with stones to protest the high levies.
The operators abandoned their vehicles at Donholm roundabout forcing Nairobi residents using Jogoo Road to walk to town.
However, by 7:20am, business was as usual along Ngong road, Langata road and Mombasa road.
Operators along Langata road are said to have raised fares.
The Nairobi Traffic boss said police working were working to re-open Jogoo, Thika and Donholm roads after matatu operators blocked them early in the morning.